Canada signed its name on the dotted line at the CPTPP signing ceremony in Chile on March 6th, 2018. But unfortunately, agriculture and other interested parties cannot afford to take pressure off the government. The deal will take effect when six of the eleven participating countries have ratified it. So if Canada drags its feet and six other countries ratify, Canadian export industries, including agriculture, will be left behind in benefiting from improved market access to Asia. Wow! Mexico moves fast to become the first country to ratify the CPTPP! I also hear that Japan is moving quickly to do…
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